The career-focused social network LinkedIn has created what it is called the LinkedIn Podcast Academy as a way for podcast hosts “to incubate the conversations and the trusted supporters who come out of them” says Head of Original Programming Courtney Chapman Coupe. The six-month pilot project will look to connect emerging business podcasts with exclusive programming, coaching, tools and LinkedIn co-branding to help shows expand their reach.
“This six-month incubator pilot will connect emerging business podcasts with exclusive programming, coaching, tools and LinkedIn co-branding to expand and better reach their audience,” said Coupe in the announcement. “This inaugural group of professional voices cover a wide range of topics in the professional arena: From leadership and entrepreneurship to human resources and technology,” she said.
LinkedIn’s latest podcast initiative follows last year’s launch of the LinkedIn Podcast Network, which showcases established business podcasts. “We are finding that the world’s professionals are turning to podcasts to get the insights and inspiration they need to accelerate in their careers,” Coupe said.
LinkedIn has released a list of 19 shows that it says will take part in the inaugural LinkedIn Podcast Academy. They include:
Beyond Barriers, with Monica Marquez
Career Warrior Podcast, with Chris Villanueva
Dial P for Procurement with Kelly Barner
Entrepreneur Struggle, with Chris Colbert
Everything is Logistics, with Blythe Brumleve
Fading Memories, with Jennifer Fink
Human Capital Innovations (HCI) Podcast, with Jonathan H. Westover, PhD
I Have A Podcast, with Vinnie Potestivo
Marketing Today with Alan Hart, with Alan Hart
Meta Talkz, with Kate Hancock
Press 1 For Nick, with Nick Glimsdahl
Redefining Work, with Lars Schmidt
Sustainable Packaging, with Cory Connors
The Black Fundraisers' Podcast, with Kia Croom
The Edge of Work, with Al Dea
The Forbes Books Podcast, with Joe Pardavila
The Innovation Storytellers Show, with Susan Lindner
The NoDegree Podcast, with Jonaed Iqbal
Women in Tech Podcast, with Espree Devora
Podcasters interested in taking part in future sessions of the Academy program can apply HERE.